Press Releases

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:53 AM

Dr. Dina G. Wert, a former National Distinguished Principal (NDP) and an elementary principal in the Downingtown Area School District, has been appointed by the PA Principals Association president to serve as the chairperson of the 2015 PA Principals Association Nominations Committee. The committee also includes Dr. Barry L. Purvis, a retired secondary principal in the Chambersburg Area School District, and Dr. Betsy Adams, a retired secondary principal in the Conrad Weiser Area School District.

If you are interested in running for one of the open board positions (president-elect must be an elementary member; or regional representative – click on link below for open positions) in the 2015 PA Principals Association election, please contact the PA Principals Association office at snyder@paprincipals.org or (717) 732-4999 for an application. Applications must be received in the PA Principals Association office by Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Statewide Elected Position:

  • President-Elect – Must be an Elementary Member

Click here for the President-Elect Duties and Responsibilities (From the PA Principals Association Policy Manual).

Click Here for the Open Regional Representative Positions

Click here for the Regional Representative Duties and Responsibilities (From the PA Principals Association Policy Manual).



 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:08 AM

The National Exercise Program (NEP) consists of whole community exercises from across the country that align to national strategic goals - Principals' Objectives - set every two years by the White House's Homeland Security Council/Principals Committee. For each two-year NEP cycle, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with exercise sponsors within all levels of government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations to incorporate their existing planned or scheduled exercises into the NEP. The NEP may be used to assist in safe school initiatives and to create greater coordination and collaboration in a community to move toward a more secure and resilient nation.

To visit the NEP website, click here.

For facts about NEP, click here.

For a nomination form, click here.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 8:12 AM

If you missed the last #FairFundingPA Twitter chat, click this link to read the comments: http://sfy.co/a0CeD

 
Monday, February 2, 2015 11:29 AM

Attention PA Principals Association Members: The updated salary data for 2013-2014 from PDE is now available on our web site. Click on PA Principals Association Salary Search on the Home Page. A new PRINT feature has been added, which allows you to print your results. You must log in to access this information.  

 
Friday, January 23, 2015 9:15 AM

The Senate and House of Representatives have finalized the rosters for the standing committees in their chambers. Here are the rosters for the State Education Committees:
      Senate Education Committee: Republicans: Lloyd Smucker, chairman; Mike Folmer, Vice Chairman; Patrick Browne; John Eichelberger; Dominic Pileggi; Robert M. Tomlinson. Democrats: Andrew Dinniman, Democratic chairman; Daylin Leach; Rob Teplitz; Anthony Hardy Williams.

      House Education Committee: Republicans: Stanley Saylor, chairman; Rosemary Brown; Jim Christiana; Hal English; Mark Gillen; Seth Grove; Kristin Phillips Hill; Harry Lewis; Bernie O'Neill; Thomas Quigley; Kathy Rapp; Mike Reese; Craig Staats; Will Tallman; Mike Tobash; DanTruitt. Democrats: James Roebuck, James R., Jr., Democratic chairman; Michael Carroll; Scott Conklin; Patrick Harkins; Patty Kim; Mark Longietti; Dan Miller; Gerald Mullery; Michael O'Brien; Steve Santarsiero; Kevin Schreiber.

Source: PSBA Legislative Report, Jan. 23, 2015.

 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:44 AM

The first monthly Twitter chat of 2015 with Pennsylvania’s major education leadership organizations is set for Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. The January chat will focus on a fair, predictable public school funding formula and the on-going work of the state’s basic education funding commission. Use hashtag #PAEdFunding to participate and follow the conversation.

pa school funding twitter chat

On the last Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m., the following organizations go to Twitter to discuss timely topics, ask questions and listen to the public’s responses:

  • The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA);
  • The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA);
  • The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO);
  • The Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association)   
  • The Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS)

Join the conversation. Share your ideas, lurk, learn and let us know what you think about the state’s support for public schools. It’s a simple, free and fast-paced way to communicate and share information. If you’ve never tweeted before, here are directions and a few tips:

How to Get Started

Log-on to www.twitter.com, sign-up, create your profile, find people and organizations you are interested in following and start tweeting out messages in 140 characters or less. Be sure to follow our Twitter chat hosts:

  • @PASASupts          – Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
  • @PSBA                  – Pennsylvania School Boards Association
  • @PASBO_org        – Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
  • @PA Principals Association               -- Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals
  • @PARSS2go           – Pennsylvania Association of Rural and School Schools

What is a Twitter Chat?

Twitter chats happen when a group of people all tweet about the same topic using a specific tag (#), called a hashtag, which allows it to be followed like a transcript on Twitter. The chats are at a specific time, once, and often repeated at announced times.

Follow the Conversation or Check Back Later

To follow a Twitter chat live or to read the conversation later, log-on to Twitter, click on the #Discover link, then search for #PAEdFunding. Search for the hashtag. You can see all of the recent tweets on that topic. Then, read, reply and post your own thoughts and messages.

It’s That Easy to Join the Conversation!

 

 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:06 AM

2015 Digital Principal honors awarded to leaders in Marlyland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

Click here for the full press release.

 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:51 AM

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) [today] announced the Republican members for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the 2015-2016 legislative session. “Senate Committees provide a strong and experienced environment for legislation to be vetted and shaped before moving on to the full Senate,” Scarnati said. “We are fortunate to have members from diverse backgrounds who will offer insightful perspective as issues advance and policies are formed.” Click here for the full article.

Source: Senator Scarnati's website, January 19, 2015.

 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 8:48 AM

Those associated with Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School who venture out to see the major motion picture “Foxcatcher,” might see a familiar face or two on the silver screen.

The Golden Globe Award-nominated film was filmed in western Pennsylvania in the fall of 2012, and appearing in the production will be school Principal Ken Williams and junior high school health and physical education instructor B.J. Mikeska.


Source: TribLive, Dec. 17, 2014.
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